PEER User Manual :: VUMC Office of Grants & Contracts Management :: Log Into PEER

PEER Basics

  • This tutorial will show you how to log into PEER the first time and set up your account. We will also review the home menu and point out many of the features and actions available within PEER.

  • This lession shows you how to submit a help ticket for suggested improvements or for help with technical issues/bugs.

  • Learn how to use the "Finder" mechanism to fill in various form fields throughout PEER.

For Faculty

  • This tutorial will show you how to submit an electronic COI certification. The images reference a COI, but the PI Assurance process is identical.

  • This tutorial guides the reader through electronically approving a contract submission in PEER. This process takes the place of signing the paper transmittal form and is done to let GCM know that the PI and Dept Chair approve of this project proceeding.

  • This tutorial guides the reader through electronically approving a grants-related request in PEER. This process takes the place of an array of paper-based signature or email reply approvals that central office has used in the past for requests such as Pre-Award Spending and Foreign Travel.

Action Requests

Contracts (Medical Center)

  • This tutorial shows the reader how to acdess "My Assigned Contracts" in order to view the status of an assigned contract in GCM's system. An assigned contract is any contract that has been accepted through GCM's submission process (PEER) and has been assigned to a Contract Analyst. This assigned contract can have many statuses and could represent a contract in the negotiation phase, or could be a complete and active contract.

  • This extensive tutorial will guide the reader through the process of creating a new contract submission in PEER, and then submitting it to the VUMC Office of Contracts Management (OCM) for review.

  • In this Part 2 of the Contract Submission tutorial, we'll create a new contract submission, begin filling in the submission form, and learn how to navigate around the form effectively.

  • In Part 2, we created a new contract submission and began to enter data. We also saw how PEER warns us about unsaved changes and how we can navigate around the form.

    In Part 3, we're going to finish the basic data entry.

  • If you've been following along in our tutorial, we're now on Step 5 of the Contract Submission form. Back on Step 3 of the form--the questionairre--you were asked if there would be any outgoing subcontracts under this contract. If you said yes, Step 5 will present you with an "Add Subcontract" button. If you said no, you'll simply be asked to continue on to Step 6. If you want to change your answer to the subcontracts question, just navigate back to Step 3, make the change, and then Save & Continue.

  • In Part 4 we learned how to add a subcontract record to Step 5 of our contract submission form. In Part 5, we'll upload any attachments that we have, and also learn about flagging documents to be sent in the courier.

  • In this section of the contracts submission tutorial, we'll add comments to be included in the submission. Assuming you are already on the Step 7 page of your submission, you should see a button labeled "Add Comment", as shown below.

  • If you have not already clicked "Continue" on Step 7, please do so now. You should now be on Step 8 of the submission form. Step 8 is where we communicate the status of your submission. In the large yellow comment box, please note some instructions about the submission process.

Contracts (Central University)

  • This step-by-step guide will walk you through the process of creating a Contract Proposal Log, which accompanies any Central University contract entered as a Coeus Proposal. This process applies ONLY to contracts for the University-side and ONLY applies to contracts entered into Coeus as proposals.

    Before logging into PEER, you should have already created your Coeus Proposal and should have written down the Coeus Proposal Development Number.